Microsoft has announced that Reid Hoffman, co-founder of professional social network LinkedIn, has joined its board of directors. The addition of Hoffman to the board will bring it to a total of 12 members. Hoffman himself will serve on the board's Regulatory and Public Policy Committee.
Speaking on Hoffman's new role, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stated:
The move has been rumored since Microsoft's $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn was announced last year, and Hoffman's addition to the board could prove fruitful for the Redmond giant. Aside from co-founding LinkeIn, Hoffman previously served as an executive vice president at PayPal. He's also currently a member of a number of other boards ranging from Edmodo and Convoy, to non-profits like Wrapp and Kiva.org.
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